Sep 28, 2012 11:30pm PDT
a little stronger lately. in part out been buoyed by spending on energy. it seems to me that consumers have become more confident about the future outlook of the economy. >> remember the lines for the new i-phone, many are willing to spend more on phones and. >> what are you going to do, not have a cell phone. >> her cell phone is about $65 more a month than compared to a few years ago. >> once you have a smart phone you never go back. you can take pictures, you can do everything. >> that's a bigger part of household budgets. >> reporter: on the flip side, big ticket items. >> there's been a real pull back in the luxury end of our spending. >> reporter: carol lou. >>> in stay gram keeps getting hotter and hotter, it now has more users than twitter. in stay gram's popularity has skyrocketed. in stay gram was recently purchased by facebook for $741 million. >>> starting this weekend customers can use the app based to ask for rides to and from anywhere until the south bay -- in the south bay. once you download the app you can put in a request for a pickup. it already operates in san francisco.
Sep 24, 2012 11:30pm PDT
the energy and the excitement and the fun. people come down because they just want to be a part of it. >> reporter: it appears the giants will play at home the weekend of october 6th and 7th if those dates sound familiar it's that's the same weekend san francisco will host fleet week. the america's cup regada the bluegrass -- now the giants, good luck on hotel rooms. . >> it'll be very expensive and hard to book. >> reporter: you may recall two years ago they clinched on the last day of the season and the playoffs started two days later. now everybody has two weeks to get ready. in san francisco, rob roth. >> and get the news to go. just down load the app, click the live icon and then you can watch all of the newscast live. >> we need to correct a story we brought you earlier. dale smith stepped down from a position as associate dean of the university of san francisco business school. smith does not support the aggressive recruitment of students chain a she opposes it. many of those students have limited english language skills and smith said it dilutes the experience for other st